Back to the basics cottage

Bach or holiday home | Oakura Bay | #19008

9.5/10 (17 ratings)
  • 5 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Kids ok
  • No Pets
  • No smoking

Description

The cottage is a self contained cottage used by the woodcutters back in the days when our barn was a saw mill. We enjoyed it for holidays during the years when our children were young - they could dam the stream, fish for eels, catch fresh water crayfish in the evenings. Lighting in the evening is by candle light and gas light. No TV, no computers, no noise! It is a peaceful haven and we loved being there. There is a large lawn out the front for playing petanque or croquet, and a long drop toilet sheltered by banana palms at the back.

There is a neat kitchen with a gas hob, although most of our evening meals were cooked outside on the barbeque. The fridge is a very small 42L camping fridge, so bring a chilly bin if needed. There is ice available at the local dairy.

You can lie out under the stars in the evening, and count the satellites going past. There are tuis, woodpigeons, kingfisher, pheasants, quail, and even wild peacocks ... this place is a small paradise.

Please note that we DO NOT allow pets - we have peacocks, and two pekin ducks who would be displeased with any four legged creatures in their space.

Special conditions:

Very young children would need to be closely supervised due to the adjacent stream.

NOTE: Under Kiwi bach tradition you are expected to: Clean the house and do the dishes before you leave; Bring your own linen (towels/sheets/tea towels);

Facilities

  • Barbecue - Gas
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge

Bed layouts

  • Bunk Room

    1 x Single bed

  • Double bedroom

    1 x Queen bed

Availability

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*Pricing may vary depending on the dates you choose and the number of guests. Additional charges (extras) and minimum stay criteria may also apply. Service fees may also apply.

Reviews (20)

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  • Hidden gem by the beach

    Hidden gem by the beach

    Raggy68 100%|3x Jan 2016

  • Very relaxing get away

    Very relaxing get away. Peaceful and charming character cottage.

    RochelleAl1 100%|3x Dec 2015

  • Quaint, private and a beautiful clearing amongst the bush

    Quaint, private and a beautiful clearing amongst the bush. A great place for peace and quiet, and lazing about...and NO ELECTRICITY!. The best way to escape. I hope to be back. :) Thanks

    RochelleAl1 100%|3x Apr 2015

  • Quaint, private and a beautiful clearing amongst the bush

    Quaint, private and a beautiful clearing amongst the bush. A great place for peace and quiet, and lazing about...and NO ELECTRICITY!. The best way to escape. I hope to be back. :) Thanks

    RochelleAl1 100%|3x Apr 2015

  • My daughter and grandchildren loved the peace and quiet and freedom

    My daughter and grandchildren loved the peace and quiet and freedom. They also loved lighting the fire for the hot water, trying to catch eels and trying to get the possum down from the cabbage tree. Great experience for them.

    RozB7623 100%|1x Feb 2014

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